Mindful Monday GOKI Readers, I hope everyone's weekend was relaxing and enjoyable; also a reminder to all the true reason this day was created, and no, it was not a reason to have a barbecue, but rather a day to honor and remember all those who have served and given their lives to protect this country, this is what Memorial Day is all about.

May 30, 2011 Brain Boost Tip Of The Day

CHOOSE GOOD FATS

Over half of our brain matter consists of fats or lipids that create all the cell membranes in the body. If you eat bad fats, you make low-quality nerve cell membranes; if you eat good fats, you make higher-quality nerve cell membranes and influence positively the action of nerve cells. Certain foods containing omega-3 fatty acids, such as certain cold-water fish, olive oil, flaxseed oil, peanut oil, canola oil, and certain fish oils have the real potential to help the brain. A 2003 study organized by the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago found that those who ate fish at least once a week had a 60 percent less chance of developing Alzheimer's than those who rarely ate fish. Fish that provide omega-3 oils include bluefish, herring, mackerel, rainbow trout, salmon, sardines, tuna, and whitefish.

As Always, To Your Health!

P.S. Here is an informative video about adding good fats into our diets. 
 
 


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